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Blue Marlin Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Bad luck with the weather in a nice place”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We spent lovely seven rainy days. Luckily our room was with a huge veranda and we didn't even have to go to the restaurant. We had our meals served in a complet privacy and still enjoying the terrific ocean views. The staff there is very attentive and we'll trained. This was the best raining experience we have ever had. We will be back

  • Stayed May 2014
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Baden, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

When I went to the beach or I layed in front of the beach it was hard to relax because everytime a beachboy came to sell something. It's very annoying.
Shower water was slightly salty.
Electricity didn't work the first days (no water for shower, no light, no flushing toilet!).
Actually I paid extra for seaview but I couldn't see it from our room.
The personel was very friendly. The food is very delicious. Everything was clean. Internet free and ok for skyping. We really enjoyed our stay despite of a few issues

  • Stayed July 2014
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Nairobi
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We spent just one night there during easter, as we had another arrangement made with friends nearby in a rented villa next night. We were offered a large upstairs room overlooking the swimmingpool. Nothing wrong with the room, but it was noticable it was nearly almost finished- we might have been the very first guests there as the smell of paint was still noticable and the TV was not set up, anyway i could not do much with that one as the menue was in Russian.
The location is superb by the beach, staff are friendly and once the final touches are made it will be great. What I understand is the hotel is under Russian management and has undergone a serious upgrade the last year or so. The breakfast was good, not a buffet but made to choice. As we left shortly afterwards there was no time to try out the restauraunt, that will be another time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Warsaw, Poland
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Blue Marlin is definitely the best option to stay in this part of the coast. The hotel is small and quiet, with wonderful seaview. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and all have airconditioning, which is not a standard. They are equipped with safes - as I have learned - not without a reason. For your own good you should keep your money locked.

We all really enjoyed the breakfasts served in the seaview restaurant by the most helpful and always smiling staff. The staff is really amazing - always quessing what you need before you even ask.

I would be happy to come back and fully recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Had a great weekend with friends enjoying the beach at Blue Marlin. The patio overlooking the water is fantastic. Breakfast was alright, but the seafood options for lunch and dinner were very solid. Great value in the low season.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

The best view in diani ,the best hotel ever ,beautiful place with swimming pool every day new bad sheath and fresh water . Clean rooms and nice service. . I am in love in blue marlin and I will be back

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We stay a week in blue marlin hotel,it was amazing. Wonderful rooms. Always clean. Every day fresh water in rooms ,clean towers. New bad sheath. It was a perfect vacation. We allready make a reservetion for the new session ..we will defenetly tell aur friends for these place. Thank you blumarlin

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Blue Marlin Beach Hotel
Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Marlin Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Marlin is a small hotel with twenty rooms, individually styled in the Swahili architectural tradition. All of the rooms have their own veranda with a splendid view of the blue ocean waters and the incredible white sands of the beach. ... more   less 
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